Amanda Knox, once convicted of murdering roommate in Italy, is now asking for donations to crowdfund her wedding
Knox and her fiance Christopher Robinson urged their fans to help them in arranging the ‘best party ever for our family and friends!’
Amanda Knox, who is all set to get married, is asking people to chip in on her wedding website for the "best party ever". Knox also took to Instagram and asked her 54,400 followers for some advice and suggestions on planning her day.
Knox and her fiance Christopher Robinson wrote on their wedding registry site, "Let’s face it, we don’t need any more stuff. What we do need is help putting on the best party ever for our family and friends!" The couple added that instead of a traditional registry, they would much prefer donations towards the cost of the wedding. The registry also shares that every person who makes a donation will be receiving a signed, limited copy of 'The Cardio Tesseract' which is the couple's joint book of romantic poems.
31-year-old Knox was studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, when she was accused of helping her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito kill roommate Meredith Kercher in a supposed sex game gone wrong in 2007. Kercher was found half-naked with her throat cut in her bedroom.
Both Sollecito and Knox were convicted of murder. They were freed from prison in 2011 after being jailed for four years. However, the pair were convicted again in absentia in 2013 and then got acquitted again in 2015.
Earlier on this year, Knox returned to Italy and was a guest speaker on a panel discussion on wrongful convictions organized by the Innocence Project.
The couple wrote on her on the website "We weren’t expecting to be planning a wedding and Amanda’s first-ever return trip to Italy at the same time." "But when the Italy Innocence Project invited Amanda to speak at their inaugural wrongful convictions event, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity," they added.
The couple added that they had no time to plan and did not have any financial backing for their wedding.
"We’re still figuring out our crazy costumes, sets, props, and food," she wrote. "Fashonistas? Prop wizards? Chefs? Got any advice? I’m all ears."